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Using Your Own Computer

​Here are the main steps we advise you should take when setting up your own computer for use within the university, in one of our many study spaces, or in one of our libraries.

logo1. ​Get Connected

There are two ways to get online at the university: wireless and wired. If you want to connect a phone, tablet or laptop computer, then a wireless connection will probably suit you best. Wired connections are faster and more stable. You will need an Ethernet cable and access to a network socket.

Click here to get connected wirelessly

Click here for advice on setting up a wired connection


logo2. Install Free Software

Remember, wherever you are working from, it is vital that you have antivirus software and all the latest security patches installed on your computer, and the university can provide this software free of charge.

Additionally, you get free access to Office Online and can claim a 65% discount on Adobe Creative Cloud software.


logo3. Print Your Work

All computers at the university have printing capabilities, but you can also print from your own laptop, using the mobile printing service.

Click here to print from your own laptop


logo4. Visit a Computer Clinic

Got problems with your computer? Malware? Viruses? Need to install an upgrade? Visit one of our regular computer clinics, at every campus.

Click here to find out about PC Clinics


logo5. Borrow / Buy a Laptop 

Don't have your own laptop? You can either borrow one from our self-service lockers in the Aldrich or Falmer Libraries or from the helpdesk at St Peters House Library. If you wish to buy your own, you can benefit from discounts as a Brighton University student. The computer store has a range of equipment and upgrades for purchase.

Click here to find out about laptop loans

Click here to visit the computer store

Page owner: Leanne Bennett